20 Apr 2009
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) condoles the sad loss of Lord ‘Eddie’ George, the former governor of the Bank of England.
Muhammad Abdul Bari, Secretary General, said “Muslims across the UK owe a perpetual debt to Lord George. Apart from his outstanding career as a public servant, we particularly remember his personal concern about the exclusion of many Muslims from the financial system due to their religious beliefs, and his pioneering work to remove the impediments to Islamic finance in the UK. Without his involvement, the UK would not be the leader of Islamic finance in the Western world. Our prayers are with his family.”[Ends]
The Muslim Council of Britain is an umbrella body of some 500 mosques, charities and schools.[ENDS]